The Joint Action Congress (JAC) of the Ladoke
Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo
State, has threatened to boycott duties. The fresh
threat came after ending a seven-months strike
action a few weeks ago.
The LAUTECH JAC comprises the Senior Staff
Association of Nigeria (SSANU), National
Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and
the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and
Association Institutions (NASU).
The chairmen of the three unions – Abimbola
Alesinloye of SSANU, Tajudeen Adeagbo of NAAT
and Timothy Tunwagun of NASU – disclosed this in
Ibadan. SSANU’s Chairman, Alesinloye lamented
the deteriorating state of the workers just as their
salaries are not paid.
He disclosed that the students of the institution
who are now two sessions behind their mates in
other institutions and are now writing their
examination could be further drawn back in their
academic pursuit if urgent steps are not taken to
address the situation.
The unions alleged that they are aware that both
states (Oyo and Osun States did not place LAUTECH
on the beneficiaries’ list of the first tranche of Paris
Club Fund and is certain that LAUTECH has been
deleted from the first and second list of
beneficiaries of the second tranche.
They also alleged that the university’s management
has become evasive in attending to the requests of
the unions and completely departed from the
collective agreement signed with the unions.
Alesinloye, also revealed that during the
negotiations, Oyo state Governor, Senator Abiola
Ajimobi promised to address LAUTECH issue when
the state gets the Paris Club fund.